Are you paralyzed due to a work or car accident? Regardless of the reason for your condition, you may have a compensation claim if you suffered your injury due to someone else's negligence.
Paralyzed individuals require dedicated caregivers to help them manage their life. You can contact personal injury lawyers for legal representation if you're paralyzed because of anyone's carelessness.
An experienced paralysis lawyer at California Law Firm can help you recover compensation for lost income, medical expenses, rehabilitation services or nursing home costs, and pain and suffering.
Our lawyers work in your interest, pursuing a personal injury claim on your behalf. We'll recover current and future medical costs and economic and non-economic damages. Contact our legal firm right now to get the compensation you deserve.
When you lose sensation and mobility in your body, you're experiencing paralysis. California regards an injury resulting in paralysis as a catastrophic injury.
Paralysis occurs when the nerves of your spinal cord lose proper function due to injury. People suffer from this condition due to damage to the nervous system, especially during spinal cord injuries. Here are some of the primary causes of paralysis.
- Cerebral Palsy.
- Nerve injuries.
- Different types of traumas.
Paralysis injuries can be temporary, and the injured party can recover with proper treatment and physiotherapy. However, if their spinal cord injury is severe, the SCI patient loses mobility completely.
Let's take a look at the different types of paralysis.
Paraplegia is when a patient suffers from paralysis injuries restricting movement and sensation of the torso and legs. In this case, the arms and upper torso can experience paralysis.
The severity of the condition in people with paraplegia depends on the site and severity of the injury. Some victims may feel minor restrictions in movement, tingling sensations, or reduced muscular function. However, some paraplegic individuals may experience total loss of mobility from the waist down.
When a paralytic patient experiences total loss of mobility in all four limbs, it is 'quadriplegia.' The severity of this condition depends on the injury site, forces involved with the injury, and the time since the injury occurred. Some individuals suffering from this condition may have trouble breathing independently.
In Hemiplegia, only one side of the body loses mobility. This condition mostly happens due to the victim sustaining a stroke.
When patients lose complete control over their muscular system, they have complete paralysis. By contrast, if the victim has partial control over their muscular system, they have incomplete paralysis.
This type of Paralysis is widespread. Severity is determined by the number of affected body parts. There are two types of generalized paralysis.
- Monoplegia – When only one limb is paralyzed.
- Diplegia – Paralysis of the same limbs on both sides.
'Locked-in syndrome' describes a condition where all the muscles in the body are paralyzed except the muscles controlling eye movement.
In paraplegia, the lower half of the patient's body loses mobility and sensation. It occurs because of an accident or a persistent medical condition.
- Loss of sensation and muscle function in the injured area.
- Lack of movement and muscle functions in the injured area.
- Convulsive movement.
- Respiratory infections.
- Phantom pain in the lower body parts.
- Alterations in libido.
- Changes in sexual function.
A quadriplegia is a form of paralysis involving all four limbs. Sometimes, it affects specific organs. The primary cause of this condition can be spinal cord or brain injury, or in some cases, both.
- Constant pain.
- Decreased sensation below the injured area.
- Lack of movement in the injured area.
- Respiratory infections.
- Problems while using the bathroom.
- Changes in sexual functions.
- Changes in Libido.
Contact our legal team if you're dealing with any of these symptoms of paralysis. You don't deserve to suffer due to an accident or another person's neglect. When you notice these symptoms, you need to consult a medical professional and get diagnosed immediately.
If you suffered paralysis due to another person's negligence, contact paralysis lawyers at our California Law firm to get financial recovery for your injuries, loss of income, and reduction in quality of life.
Paralysis injury can occur for many reasons, from physical illness to motor vehicle accidents. A condition such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury, and even poisoning can paralyze a person.
Furthermore, if any accident causes spinal cord injury and affects your nervous system, you will have Paralysis. Let's look at the possible causes that may trigger this condition.
According to the CDC, over 32,000 Americans die annually in vehicle accidents. If driver negligence causes injuries, you can recover compensation from their insurance company. Therefore, if you experience these types of collisions, consult paralysis injury lawyers as soon as possible for a free consultation to discuss the merits of your case.
Contact our California law firm. We have specialist paralysis lawyers ready to review your case. Your attorney will investigate the accident scene and collect evidence pointing to the driver's liability for the accident. We'll prepare your claim and seek compensation for your current and future medical bills.
Falls are another common cause of paralysis. Falling from a height may incur severe injuries. If you experienced a fall in the workplace due to unsafe working conditions, you have a claim against your employer for financial compensation.
Plane and train accidents are less common causes of paralysis. If you're involved in a plane crash or train derailment. It could result in severe injuries, leading to paralysis. If the pilot or train driver is responsible for the accident, you have a claim against the rail operator or aviation company.
A California paralysis lawyer can investigate your case and uncover any evidence pointing to negligence on the part of the pilot, train driver, or parent company responsible for maintaining the train or plane.
Sports accidents are common causes of spinal cord injuries, leading to paralysis. Furthermore, contact sports like football may induce traumatic brain injuries even with the player wearing a helmet. When you lose sensory function due to brain trauma and TBI, our legal team can help you build a case.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) occurring from sports injuries are challenging to prove. You need a paralysis lawyer from our California Law firm to help you pursue a claim. While the player might have signed a waiver against any injury liability, your lawyer may use other strategies to seek compensation from equipment manufacturers and other liable parties.
Several treatments are available from specialist medical facilities to treat partial and permanent forms of paralysis. Each case of paralysis requires extensive monitoring and assessment for a diagnosis.
Your doctor will arrange treatment based on their diagnosis. Treatments for paralysis vary on the extent of your injuries. However, treatments may take months or even years to complete, and some people with paralysis may need rehabilitation and physiotherapy treatments for the rest of their lives.
When assessing the patient for diagnosis, the doctor examines the patient for any immediate problems causing the paralysis symptoms. In the case of car accidents, heavy falls, and other severe accidents, the doctor and medical team may have to send the patient to surgery to stabilize them.
Some of the common procedures include the following.
- Subtraction of bone fragments
- Any foreign object removal
- Blood clots
- Splintered Vertebra
- Spinal Tumors
Procedures such as surgical stabilization are performed by surgeons when the victim suffers from a spinal cord injury. This way, the spinal alignment is fixed, and future damages are averted.
However, the cost of these treatments can be unaffordable. As a result, you'll need an experienced paralysis lawyer who can ensure the best possible compensation for your treatment costs. Paralysis treatments are expensive and extensive, burdening you with medical bills, sometimes for years.
Here are some other treatments you may have to endure if you have paralysis.
- Neurosurgery or spinal cord surgeries to fix fractures or reduce swelling.
- Medications to eliminate infection risk, swelling, and compressions.
- Physical therapy to recover muscle function and reduce pain.
- Counselling to cope with pain management.
Each patient's treatment is different and based on their medical records. Not all paralysis cases are permanent, and your treatment may vary depending on the extent of your injuries.
Just like any other medical condition, paralysis has a set of symptoms unique to the situation. Some of the common symptoms of paralysis include the following.
- Loss of sensation below the injured area.
- Inability to move your limbs.
- Suffering from chronic pain.
- Uncontrolled muscular movement.
- Muscle spasms.
- Problems with bladder control.
- Inability to control bowel movement.
- Loss of sexual function.
- Depression and anxiety.
- Respiratory infections. Respiratory infections are a leading cause of death among patients suffering from spinal cord injuries.
Some patients may have a combination of these symptoms, dramatically reducing their quality of life. If you weren't responsible for the accident resulting in your injuries and paralysis, you deserve financial compensation for your medical treatments, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
An injury resulting in paralysis will change your life forever. The medical and long-term rehabilitation costs can bankrupt patients, especially since they can no longer work.
Your personal injury lawyer will help you recover any current and future treatment costs. Here are the common expenses your attorney can help you recover from the liable party to your accident.
The victim receives compensation for current and future medical treatments. These expenses include doctor appointments, physiotherapy sessions, and any in-home care required to help you live your life.
Paralysis can be a lifelong condition. The patient may require 24/7 help or in-home care. Furthermore, equipment such as breathing machines, specialized beds, and wheelchairs are also necessary for many patients.
Most paralysis victims are wheelchair users for the rest of their life. They require home modifications to add wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, and other fittings and equipment to help them move around the house.
The victim may require psychological treatments to help them cope with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic disorder caused by their accident and resulting paralysis. Many victims undergo changes in their workplace, marriage, relationships, and hobbies. Psychological treatment helps the victim come to terms with their new life.
Many paralysis patients go through secondary complications such as the following.
- Blood Clots.
- Skin Issues.
- Low blood pressure.
- Pressure Sores.
- Chronic pains.
- Urinary Tract Infection.
Unfortunately, these symptoms indicate a shortening of life expectancy. For this reason, your paralysis attorney will ensure you receive the compensation you need to pay for all treatment costs.
Paralyzed patients may suffer from a partial or complete loss in the range of motion in their limbs. As a result, they require specialized equipment to help them manage their daily life.
- Hospital beds.
- Positioning devices.
- Respiratory machines.
- Physical therapy equipment.
The medical costs involved with the immediate and future treatment costs can bankrupt you. Many people with paralysis cannot work after their accidents, and their medical bills keep mounting. Sure, if you have health insurance or other insurance policies, you might receive some compensation to cover these costs.
However, many Americans don't have any medical insurance and limited savings. If that's the case, you need a professional paralysis lawyer working on your case. Your attorney will file your claim against the responsible party, recovering damages to cover your medical treatment costs. Your lawyer ensures you're not out-of-pocket for any of your medical bills.
Reach out to our California law firm and appoint our attorney to pursue personal injury compensation for your injuries. We'll help you recover compensation for the following.
- Medical expenses.
- Pain and Suffering.
- Lost income.
- Emotional distress.
- Legal fees.
- Loss of earning capacity.
- Reduced quality of life.
When you experience catastrophic injury leading to paralysis, hire an experienced paralysis lawyer from the California Law Firm to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Your lawyer ensures you're properly compensated for your injuries. We maintain a confidential attorney-client relationship, and we take care of all your legal issues for you. Let us file your claim, negotiate with insurers, and take the responsible party to court if necessary. We'll ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
California law allows SCI patients to seek justice for economic and non-economic damages from the liable party to the accident resulting in their paralysis.
The statute of limitations gives the victim two years to lodge a lawsuit against the liable party and recover compensation for their injuries and medical expenses. Paralysis cases are a time-consuming process. Appoint a paralysis lawyer to evaluate your case as soon as possible.
If you experience paralysis due to someone else's negligence, contact our California Law Firm. We have a team of specialist paralysis lawyers with successful track records in recovering compensation for our paralyzed clients.
We will visit you at your home and listen to your story. Or we'll contact you by phone for a free consultation. If we feel you have a case, we'll start our investigation and file a claim or lawsuit on your behalf. Take action and call our firm today. Let us recover the compensation you deserve.